Review! Banneker Bones and the Giant Robot Bees by Robert Kent

18 Mar

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robotbeesBanneker Bones and the Giant Robot Bees

by Robert Kent

Illustrated by Adam Smith

Series The And Then Story

354 pages – ages 8+
Published by CreateSpace on September 18, 2014

Summary (from GoodReads) – “Fifth grader Ellicott Skullworth has always felt out of place at public school and now he’s tested into the Archimedes Program at Latimer University. While in Latimer City, he’ll be living with his world famous and insane(ly) brilliant cousin, Banneker Bones, the eleven-year-old inventor of robots. The only problem: Banneker doesn’t want to share his room. And he’s got an army of robots to make Ellicott miserable until he goes home.

When the boys are ambushed by robot bees as big as cars, Ellicott’s only friend is carried off and held for ransom. To rescue him, Ellicott has no choice but to partner with his maniacal cousin. Ellicott doesn’t know what’s worse: facing a hive of giant robot bees or spending more time with Banneker Bones.

BANNEKER BONES AND THE GIANT ROBOT BEES features original illustrations by Adam Smith. It’s a humorous, science fiction adventure for readers of all ages written in the spirit of a comic book.

What I Thought – This is a really cool book. Mr. Kent has written a unique story where the government’s fear is that robots will be taking over everyone’s jobs. And Banneker’s family are the ones making the robots. I like the fact that Banneker Bones isn’t the main character, and that he’s a jerk. It provided a lot of humor in the story. Ellicott is a great kid that you really feel for. It’s not his fault that his cousin wrongly hates him – like I said Banneker is a jerk!  The robots described in the book are really amazing. They are state-of-the-art technology, and the world still hates them! There is a ton of character development in the book. Reggie and Ellicott (sort of) bond, while Banneker just gets grumpier, but in a way you kind of like him. The black and white illustrations really do the story justice (there are a few scattered throughout the book). They picture the characters and setting just like what is described in the book, giving the story another dimension. The story is at a great reading level for MG readers. This new s is a really fun book to read!

I give this book five out of five bookworms!fivebooks

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10 Responses to “Review! Banneker Bones and the Giant Robot Bees by Robert Kent”

  1. heylookawriterfellow March 18, 2015 at 10:34 am #

    Can the robot bees sting more than once? ‘Cause if they can, they’re *really* robot wasps.

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  2. readingwithrhythm March 18, 2015 at 11:37 am #

    Aaarrgggg!!! Giant Robot Bees?! I hope we don’t find any around here! Yikes!!!!

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  3. Catherine Johnson March 18, 2015 at 1:09 pm #

    Ha ha funny Mike! This sounds great. Thanks for the freebie!

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  4. KidLitReviews March 20, 2015 at 1:32 pm #

    Stinging robotic bees. No thanks to those. I have carpenter bees hovering around my balcony, and they bug me. The story sounds good, but those bees!?

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    • ThisKidReviewsBooks March 20, 2015 at 7:09 pm #

      The bees are like the evil minions. Don’t worry. It’s not like I’ll send a swarm to your house, or anything like that… *turns head; whispers* “Hey! Bees! Power down!” 😉

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